Glazed ceramic sculpture | 3.5" x 9" x 3.75"


Please note that work will ship after the close of the exhibition on 9/17.


Brian Douglas Wheatley's (b. 1952) work is deeply nostalgic and often centers around his preoccupation with American automobiles and infrastructure. His interest in classic cars, namely early 1950’s Chevrolet coupes, stems from the Chevy his parents drove in his childhood, but his affinities also include other vehicles of the era, such as early Jeeps (Willy’s), Chevy panel vans and trucks, army vehicles, firetrucks, and locomotives. Subjects that recall the age of the automobile and the romantic ideal of individual mobility.

Brian has been an artist at Slingshot since the program’s inception in 2013. Prior to which, he participated in Alpha Art Studio, having first come to Alpha Resource Center in 1958.
Slingshot is a non-profit progressive arts center in downtown Santa Barbara that serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The center promotes the creative practice, professional visibility, and overall inclusion of artists with IDD living in Santa Barbara County.

"1948 Panel Van" by Brian Douglas Wheatley